Tamron 17-70 2.8 vs sony 18-135

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Mike_Italy Regular Member • Posts: 142
Tamron 17-70 2.8 vs sony 18-135

Hi all,

I saw many comparison between sony 16-55 vs tamron 17-70 but almost nothing between the 17-70 vs 18-135.

I have a6300 so no ibis, the sony 16 55 is then not in my mind (apart the price that is also prohibitive)

Tamron is stabilized and allows more reach, these are two strong plus for me.

I'm very pleased by my 18 135 in term of sharpness so I'm wondering if tamron is at least the same or even better.

Any advice is welcome

Mike

Sony a6300 Sony a7
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ManBOOYA Forum Member • Posts: 65
Re: Tamron 17-70 2.8 vs sony 18-135

Mike_Italy wrote:

I'm very pleased by my 18 135 in term of sharpness so I'm wondering if tamron is at least the same or even better.

The tamron is quite a bit sharper as well it lets in significantly more light and has a constant aperture

the Lenses are indirectly compared on this page but evaluated the same way

https://sonyalpha.blog/2021/01/14/which-lenses-are-best-for-a6xxx-part-3-wide-angles-zoom-from-16-mm/

 ManBOOYA's gear list:ManBOOYA's gear list
Sony a6400 Tokina AT-X Pro 11-16mm f/2.8 DX Samyang 12mm F2.0 NCS CS Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G +1 more
paul wassermann Senior Member • Posts: 1,863
Re: Tamron 17-70 2.8 vs sony 18-135

Mike_Italy wrote:

Hi all,

I saw many comparison between sony 16-55 vs tamron 17-70 but almost nothing between the 17-70 vs 18-135.

I have a6300 so no ibis, the sony 16 55 is then not in my mind (apart the price that is also prohibitive)

Tamron is stabilized and allows more reach, these are two strong plus for me.

I'm very pleased by my 18 135 in term of sharpness so I'm wondering if tamron is at least the same or even better.

Any advice is welcome

Mike

Tamron will certainly be, based upon my reading, equal to or better than the 18-135.  Put simply it is a decision between light weight greater reach versus more speed and better image quality.  Everyone seems to rave about the Tamron except for the 70mm end where it is reported to be less stellar.

 paul wassermann's gear list:paul wassermann's gear list
Sony a7R II Sony a9 Sony a6600 Sony Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM Sony FE 90mm F2.8 macro +6 more
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